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25 June 1931 – 7 September 2016.  Died peacefully at home in Whataroa, aged 85 years, after a battle with cancer, surrounded by her family.

Dearly loved wife of the late Stan.  Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Graeme and Kirsty (Hokitika), Margaret and Wayne Williams (Fox Glacier) and Phillip and Tracy (Whataroa).  Dearly loved grandmother of Alisha, Brodie and Chloe and the late Nicole Northcroft, Johnny, Emma, Ben and Laura Williams and Angus Northcroft.  Dearly loved great-grandmother of Riley.  Dearly loved sister of the late Ruth Grainger (London), the late Elsie Woodhouse (Wellington) and the late Pearl Carter (Bainham).

A special thanks to the South Westland Healthcare team who enabled Mum to stay at home.  Messages to 106 Purcell Rd, RD 1, Whataroa 7886.

The service for Vera will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Whataroa, commencing at 1:30pm, on Saturday 17th September, burial to follow at the Whataroa Cemetery.Vera Northcroft